Name: Zale Marlin
Position: S-rank Gem-Warlord
Zale's armor is not thick and heavy as one would think, if anything it is the opposite. Crafted of a light but extremely durable alloy found on the grand-line. His armor is a symbol of power as a gem warlord, the 'crown' is his shield. On the grand line he and the other warlords found a cache of powerful gems augmented with the devil fruits 'cursed' power.
His shield is a mixture of pure sapphire and silver, but it's defining point is the large slash mark that has blemished it's otherwise pristine surface. It's defensive capability is higher than even diamond. The edges of his shield serve as a weapon more than his sword does.
His belt is a fine silk cloth with a silver skull emblem, on the forehead is a series of small gems circling a large Sapphire. Every warlord has an identical pattern somewhere on them.
Zale's sword is unique, though you cannot see it from a distance the actual edge of the blade is Sapphire fragments perfectly cut and laced into the blade meaning it never needs to be sharpened and is incredibly durable as well as sharp.
Of all the Gem-warlords, Zale boasts the greatest defensive prowess due to his versatility.
Weapon of Choice: (Make it unusual)
Attack List Theme: Ocean's fury
Tempest rage: A series of slashes followed by a bull-rush of his shield on the tenth outward slash.
Whirlpool: Spinning at a high velocity for a brief moment, slamming his shield or slashing with his sword. Anyone caught in this attack feel the very wind shift towards it, sucking them in with tremendous force thanks to how Zale tilts his shield and sword.
Tidal wave: With a staggering battle roar he charges forward and thrusts with his shield curved, on impact he puts all his might into flinging the opponent into the air. The impact of his shield has been known to be more fatal than landing from this attack.
Perfect storm: His most powerful attack, it's power exceeds all of the other warlords. Focusing on the strange power of the sapphires he creates a series of crystal shards to erupt from his shield and fly towards the area. Upon impact with anything they explode into a torrent of fragments capable of cutting through steel like water.
This attack is unstable and can backfire as it did once in the past, the only thing that saved him was his shields incredible durability. This attack is the reason for the large scar on his otherwise unblemished shield.
Traits: unlike his companions he is extremely honorable. Refusing to attack from behind or take advantage of someone at less than 100% strength in a fight.
None of the other warlords would hesitate to take advantage of any and all momentary weakness.
Basic Bio: Though he refuses to admit to it, Zale was once a lowly coward. In the slums of some backwater town he was raised as a sleuth and a backstabber. He scrounged a living by taking advantage of weakness and lack of foresight and was disgusted by this fact.
When a lone military vessel washed ashore this tiny island, it's crew murdered and hung from the mast destined to serve as a warning, the young boy was stricken with rage unlike any he had witnessed or experienced. He would many years later take revenge on the former pirates known as the "Corpse totem pirates" for their deceitful tactics and disrespect for human life.
While below deck the young Zale found a stone. Not a large one, but it resonated with a strange aura. It calmed Zale and brought him to a mental state of pure focus and clear thought. Instinctively he placed the gem under his headband and proceeded to leave.
3 months later the islands 'pest problem' had been eradicated and the 17 year old boy was gone. In his place was a man that would later be known as the 'Azure reaper' of East blue, one of the two top leaders of the "Gem pirates".
Goal: His motives are a little hazy to even his allies, though he states to have ambitions of overthrowing the government and ruling the sea he seems more focused on being a peaceful neutral. His faction is currently in control of only 1 island, but it is the largest island of all the 'Gem kingdom'.
If anyone had to take a guess, all Zale wants it to be left alone.
Heightened Attribute: Incredibly wise and well trained, rumor has it he took a devil fruit that lets him read your moves before you've even thought about it.
Name: Artemis Flint
Position: S-rank Gem-warlord
Appearance: Human Form.
Weapon of Choice: Artemis has two gauntlets on his arms, both very different yet serve the same purposes. During his transformation they dissolve along with his flesh.Susanou.Claws of flame.
Attack List Theme: Slashes and tackle moves.
Ruby-swipe - Artemis launches a vicious and incredibly fast series of slashes with his clawed hands that instead of cutting dig out parts of flash and armor with remarkable ease.
Cinder-palm thrust - A very powerful open-hand attack that is amplified with heat generated from the rubies on the attackers arm, often causing an immense distribution of searing heat on impact. Known to let loose a trail of destructive flames.
Nightmare - Taking his most powerful shapeshifted form, Artemis becomes incredibly durably and light on his feet. His appearance is coated by the Gems reproductive nature further transforming him into what appears to be a demon.
Traits: Vicious and cunning, Vincent will not hesitate to kill a subordinate or dismember an ally. Commands immense loyalty and is a widely known combat enthusiast with a legend for never being beaten in any scenario.
His prowess in hand to hand combat has branded him the top killer in recorded history, having killed 3 former admirals single-handedly.
Devil Fruit?: Bone-bone fruit. (On activation, burns off the users flesh to reveal the bones below. Increases skeletal durability to a point stronger than steel.)
Basic Bio: Nobody knows anything about Artemis other than the large ruby implanted in his forhead, some speculate it is the source of his power and others say he was born with it. The offspring of a demon, the stone being some hellish power generator. Whatever the real case is, it is not known to anybody nor Artemis who suffered a memory lapse 15 years ago.
After gaining power to the tainted ruby-gem he founded the Gem-Warlords with Zale as his co-leader while commanding a legion of pirates of his own. His cruelty and lust for battle making him a walking god to those whom work for him.
Goal: To annihalate the world government and recreate the world in HIS image.
Heightened Attribute: Endurance and speed.
Name: Sarah Orlana
Position: A-rank Gem-Warlord
Standing at 5'6" with a lithe muscular build and long dirty blonde hair, Sarah is an exceptional woman when it come's to looks. Years of fighting and war have made this relatively young woman the perfect blademaster of the Warlords. her skin is a rather light complexion with little scarring or other such marks that show she's ever been injured.
Her boots cover just over her knee's and are strapped to hold her form perfectly, the boots give amazing traction and mobility despite how obtrusive they look. Her long baggy silk pants allow free movement of her things without being too revealing or 'flashy'.
Sarah wears a two-piece ceremonial dress that is dark black with a deep purple border, buttoned up on the front for the long shirt and a zipper with 2 buttons on her right hip, the long upwards cut on her left leg allows her to freely shift stances easily aswell as add a 'feminine touch' to the overall appearance.
Her belt is a simple thick leather belt that covers her stomach with a smaller silk belt overtop with a strong white color to it. On the center of the belt is a large Amethyst with smaller gems around it symbolizing her place in the Gem-Warlords. Her right wrist has a fingerless leather glove with plated Amethyst placed on after the other overlapping all the way to just below her elbow. The opposite arm has a short fingerless leather glove with a golden wrist-band overtop.
Weapon of Choice: Sarah's prized sword.
Despite it's looks the blade itself is nearly weightless but on impact seems incredibly heavy. The secret is the Amethyst tied to the sword and the scabbard.
Attack List Theme:
Impact - A strong overhand attack that crushes the opponents defense with sheer weight, often either destroying the enemy weapon/shield or pushing the opponent down to one knee allowing a follow-up attack.
Pierce - A strong thrust that brings the full weight of the weapon behind it causing a huge compressed blast of air known to cut through anything caught in it's path. Rumors say it can even break through the Sapphire shield Zale uses.
Slash and bash - Taking up the scabbard and using it as both an offensive and defensive item, Sarah increases her attacks speed but lowers the impact of each hit by half.
Purple flash - The strange guard of her sword glows for a brief moment before flowing up Sarah's arm. The blade is placed back in the scabbard before taking a new draw-stance. The resulting slash combines *impact and *Pierce. This attack has been known to cleave multiple enemies and shatter armor all at once.
Traits: Sarah is extremely cheerful and never frowns, but behind her smile is a sadness that seems almost surreal. A great tragedy befell her and it shows more clearly than the smile could ever hope to cover.
Devil Fruit?: None
Basic Bio: Sarah is the daughter of late master Orlana, a renowned blademaster for the World Government responsible for training every high ranking or privileged soldier thoroughly, resulting in by far the strongest group of warriors in the time. After a falling out with the government he was ordered to execute himself for refusing to train assassins and spies for covert operations.
Sarah was 23 when her father died and has inherited his weapon before killing the man who ordered the execution. She soon fled to a small city and fell in love with a Young doctor. When pirates attacked she was abandoned at the alter and supposedly left for dead. Sarah had instead killed the invaders and proven a unique prowess with the blade and was offered to join the crew as the new captain, since she had killed the previous one. Years later she has become the Amethyst Gem-Warlord.
Not a day has passed that she does not curse the man she gave her heart to only to watch it cut from her chest once more.
Goal: To be the greatest Blademaster who ever lived.
Heightened Attribute: Power.
Name: Charles Sunstriker
Position: Topaz Gem warlord
Weapon of Choice: Griever uses an incredibly heavy blade made of the finest steel and made by a renowned weapons crafter, the blade itself is the symbol of Charles' station; Topaz. Its edge is so perfect it is said to cleave through the very air itself when swung, unfortunately the gem is incredibly heavy so it make's swinging the blade extremely difficult. A chain is attached to the hilt of the sword that is made of the same material as the blade to keep Topaz from ever losing his weapon and opens up to an array of all sorts of deadly attacks without risk of the blade cutting the chain that holds it.
Attack List Theme: Thunder storm.
Eye of the Storm: Topaz swings the blade of his massive weapon in a 360 degree spin around him
Bolt: Topaz charges forward and swings downward with all of his might at his opponent.
Thunderstruck: Topaz drops one hand from his massive blade and does a strong forward fist slam attack.
Red Lightning: Topaz charges towards and past his opponent swinging his blade horizontally to cut him or her in two.
Tempest: A flurry of strong and incredibly quick strikes.
Cataclysm: Topaz takes a hold of the durable chain that connects the sword to his arm and swings the heavy thing towards his opponent, or around him if he’s surrounded, allowing him to overcome opponents who prefer to fight at a distance.
Traits: Topaz is an extremely loyal member of the Gem warlords due to their cause, but he has a growing unease about how they plan to cause a change to the world. He dislikes the corrupted governments ways and will go to any length to help the men and women of the world into a better life.
Devil Fruit?: None.
Basic Bio: Charles was born to nobility and was raised as a king-to-be, but over his young life he was taught to be honorable when faced with a tough decision or a fight. Trained to be a protector of the weak and break the cycle of corrupted political power that had take hold of his to-be kingdom.
When his father was executed, an elder brother stepped forward from the shadows with falsified birth certificates and blood records to prove he was the 'rightful heir', nobody bothered to see if it was real or not. Charles was exiled from his homeland on the spot to make sure he didn't testify.
Over his young life, the boy met with a pirate crew who had big plans. Plans that would shake the government and give them total control over everything, they said that the world would be changed for the better. He fought for 20 long years and earning many great scars, at some point he found the Topaz blade while his 'brothers' found their own strange and powerful gems to call their own. Together they have conquered north blue but at what cost?
Innocents still suffered and the evil ones were still in control...
Goal: To make the world a better place for human beings.
Heightened Attribute: Charles has trained with the Topaz blade for many years, resulting in massive arm strength to wield the blade to it's fullest potential.
Name: Marcus Hex
Position: Onyx Gem warlord
Appearance: Warlord battle attire.
Weapon of Choice: Marcus fights with a series of metal chains that hang from his clothing, each chain in total is about 40 individual rings, every 3rd ring there is a small jagged spike jutting out of the links.
In total he has 8 different chains, each one seems to be controlled flawlessly by it's wielder.
Attack List Theme: Serpent's sting
Fang: Forward impact attack with his chains
Slither: The chains curve midair to throw off his enemy
Wrap: Wraps his enemy in binding chains
Pounce: All 8 chains attack at once.
Traits: A Sadist and a homosexual.
Devil Fruit?: None
Basic Bio: The onyx gemlord has always been flamboyant, in both how he speaks to others and how he fights. A constant flirt and never really attentive to the situation, yet somehow a master combatant with the odd weaponry he fights with by using them for attack and defense in one strange blend.
The onyx gem has an odd property to its surface, light cannot escape it. When he sinks to the shadows there is only the rattling of chains while the rest is pure darkness. Even a torch directly in front of the mans onyx gem will not reveal the trickster in his element of darkness.
His notoriety was peaked when a high ranking member of the world government was killed in his own home surrounded by guards, the body was found with multiple slash wounds and in his underwear. A single small onyx gem was forced into the mans forhead after he had been strangled to death.
In current times he uses his skills as a front-man for the coliseum in a large trade city to attract foreign customers and pirates.
Goal: To rule the entire marine army and have them serve him like slaves.
Heightened Attribute: Skill with chains.
Years of using his chains as a weapon has given him the ability to curve them midair and bind enemies with no effort on his part.